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Colgate’s professors are as committed to their teaching as they are to their own research and publication.
Biology Professor Ken Belanger talks with students.
During the past two years, nearly 30 tenure-stream faculty positions were added, bringing interdisciplinary depth and new ways of thinking and teaching to Colgate.

Research by Colgate faculty members appears in the most-respected academic journals in the world, and faculty members often are consulted on newsworthy topics of the day.

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Mary Moran

Mary Moran

Mary Moran, professor of anthropology and Africana and Latin American studies, whose research focuses significantly on the West African nation of Liberia recently facilitated an anthropological conference on Ebola. READ MORE

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R.M. (Ray) Douglas

R.M. Douglas

R.M. (Ray) Douglas, professor of history, has been selected as the winner of the 2013 George Louis Beer Prize for his book Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War (Yale Univ. Press, 2012). READ MORE

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Dewitt Godfrey

Dewitt Godfrey

Dewitt Godfrey, associate professor of art and art history, was recently elected president of the College Art Association Board of Directors for a two-year team, beginning in May 2014.
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Padma Kaimal

Padma Kaimal

They can be beautiful and they can be terrifying — the duality of Hindu goddesses inspired Padma Kaimal’s new book, Scattered Goddesses: Travels with the Yoginis. But Kaimal wasn’t always drawn to these female icons. READ MORE

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Tian Zhou

Zhou Tian

Born in Hangzhou, China, Zhou Tian began studying music composition as a middle-school student at the Shanghai Conservatory. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, a master’s at Juilliard, and a doctorate at the University of Southern California. Tian arrived at Colgate in 2011. READ MORE

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